Cooking for the Holidays? Keep this in Mind - New Bedford 02744
Did you know that after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day follows as the most common day for home cooking fires? And while the holidays are always a time of cheer and joy, it can quickly turn into a disaster caused by mishaps and mayhem.
As a general rule, we at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford encourage our community to pay extra attention whenever the stove is on as cooking is the most common cause of home fires. Keeping flammable materials away from the fire, such as towels, oven mitts, paper napkins, Tupperware… basically, if it can catch on fire, keep it away from the stove.
Another precaution includes keeping small children and toys outside of the kitchen. This helps prevent the potential of trips, slips, spills, and falls, and can keep those kids from testing out how hot fire can really be.
Lastly, keeping a fire extinguisher in the kitchen is always a good idea. It helps to stop the spread of fire if things get out of hand, and it helps to minimize the amount of damage a fire can cause. Just remember: PASS
P - Pull the pin
A - Aim the nozzle
S - Squeeze
S - Sweep
Keeping these precautions in mind will go a long way in keeping you from calling 911, or us at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford. However, if you do have to call, rest assure we’re both “ready for whatever happens.”